The Short Creek Community originally began in 1935 following the death of Joseph Leslie Broadbent, under the leadership of John Y. Barlow and Joseph W. Musser. Formerly located in Short Creek, Arizona (now Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah), the group was notorious for the practice of polygamy due to media coverage during the "Short Creek raids" of 1945 and 1953. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) later developed in the same geographical region and changed the name to Colorado City and Hildale to eliminate any ties to the Short Creek raids.
After the death of Joseph W. Musser, the community split into two groups. Those were the FLDS Church, which stayed in Short Creek, and the Apostolic United Brethren which relocated to Bluffdale, Utah.
Short Creek leaders 
- John W. Woolley (1918–1928)
- Lorin C. Woolley (1928–1934)
- J. Leslie Broadbent (1934–1935)
- John Y. Barlow (1935–1949)
- Joseph W. Musser (1949–1954)
See also 
- Factional breakdown: Mormon fundamentalist sects
- List of Mormon fundamentalist churches
- Mormon fundamentalism
- A brief history of the polygamists in Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah by Rick Ross, 5 April 2002, at website of The Rick A. Ross Institute for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements
- Hales, Brian C (2009). "Questions regarding the described 1886 ordinations". MormonFundamentalism.com. Retrieved 01 April 2010.
- "Official website of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. © 2008. Retrieved 01 April 2010.
- Hales, Brian C (2009). "Fundamentalist leadership succession chart". MormonFundamentalism.com. Retrieved 01 April 2010.
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